Seated wedding portrait

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This is an anonymous 4.25 x 5.5 inch photo, glued into a 6×9 cardboard frame/folder (which I cropped from the scan). Two things caught my attention about it. First, I’m intrigued by the pose, particularly how the man is perched on whatever that furniture is (the back of a chair? some sort of tiered end table?) in a way that is surprisingly casual for a wedding portrait, and also borderline awkward. Was the pose designed to make him look taller than his new bride? But second, I’m struck by the overall beauty of the photo, and I’m sure they must have cherished it.

7 comments on “Seated wedding portrait”

  1. He should have been seated at her level. Other than that it’s very nice.

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